Animal Protection Services is appealing for information after a dog suspected to have been used in animal fighting was found abandoned outside of an animal sanctuary in Liverpool.
The dog, thought to be a Patterdale Terrier-type, was found near an animal sanctuary on Spurriers Lane in Melling, Liverpool. A passer-by took the dog to a vet who assessed the injuries as so severe that the leg had to be amputated.
The dog has been seized and taken into our care pending an investigation.
Jacob Lloyd, head of investigations at Animal Protection Services, said: "I am extremely concerned that the dog has been used for badger baiting. The dog suffered a severe leg injury resulting in amputation along with historic facial injuries consistent with animal fighting."
"It is so upsetting to think that someone has deliberately abandoned this dog after they have used him extensively for the persecution of wildlife. I am determined to find the preparator and bring them to justice."
"If anyone has any information please call the investigations team in confidence on 020 4534 2786".